To celebrate the release of her 15th studio album, Carey delivered a show-stopping rendition of “The Distance” alongside the single’s featured guest Ty Dolla $ign.
During the interview, Fallon asked Carey, the singer behind of the greatest Christmas songs of all time, when it was an appropriate time to begin listening to “All I Want for Christmas Is You” and other seasonal songs.
“I have this rule where I try to get through Thanksgiving, I don’t like when people rush it because once I start I don’t stop until after New Year’s,” Carey said.
Carey also talked about the fan-driven #JusticeForGlitter movement that propelled the long-ignored Glitter soundtrack to Number One on the iTunes albums chart in the week before Caution‘s release.
“Actually #JusticeForGlitter was directed at me because I never do songs from that soundtrack,” Carey said. “It was a tough time when it came out, it was a whole thing, a drama I don’t want to get into because it will change the mood… The fact that Glitter even came back as a thing, it’s a thing.”
Fallon also brought up the possibility of Caution and Glitter finishing Number One and Two on the Billboard 200 – unlikely due to sales week cutoffs – which made Carey admit that the soundtrack is actually “a good album.”